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$50,000 Poker Championship To SKYCITY

Auckland Anniversary Weekend Brings $50,000 Poker Championship To SKYCITY

From Monday 19 January SKYCITY Auckland will be holding the inaugural SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championship. With a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000, the more players that compete for this prize, the more the prize will grow!

Satellites that could win you entry into the main event start on Monday 19 January, with the main event taking place across Sunday 25 January and Monday 26 January.

Players can enter the satellite games from as little as $40NZD, or buy straight into the main event, for $1,100NZD.

Among the players competing in this event will be kiwi Daniel Cracker, winner of the 2008 SKYCITY Festival of Poker. Daniel has recently come back from competing in the APPT Grand Final at Sydney’s Star City Casino, which was part of his prize, won in the SKYCITY Festival of Poker.

Ejaaz Dean, SKYCITY Auckland’s Executive Manager Table Games said: “The massive popularity of poker worldwide has taken its time reaching New Zealand. The possibilities in New Zealand are endless – we’re just at the very beginning of our own poker craze.

“We are committed to making SKYCITY the home of New Zealand poker. We want the Auckland Anniversary Poker Championships to become an annual fixture on the poker circuit and an absolute must for all top New Zealand poker players.”

For the tournament scheduale and more information see


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